Potential interest of intra-aorta ultrasound imaging for the diagnosis of aortic penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer

A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for acute back pain. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) all showed the presence of intramural hematoma (IMH) located in the descending aorta, with bilateral pleural effusions. The patient was initially referred for medical therapy and ‘watchful… (More)